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COTARYL AF CREAM

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MRP: Rs. 100 for 1 tube(s) (50 GM cream each)
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Composition for COTARYL AF

liquid paraffin(10.2% w/w)

food interaction for COTARYL AF

alcohol interaction for COTARYL AF

pregnancy interaction for COTARYL AF

lactation interaction for COTARYL AF

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
No interaction found
No interaction found
Cotaryl af cream is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
PROBABLY SAFE
Cotaryl af cream is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for COTARYL AF

liquid paraffin(10.2% w/w)

Uses

Cotaryl af cream is used in the treatment of constipation.

How it works

Cotaryl af cream belongs to a class of drugs called laxatives. It works by softening the hard stools and thus relieves constipation. It also acts as an emollient (agent that softens or soothes the skin) that moisturizes dry skin, thereby relieving dryness and itching.

Common side effects

Lipoid pneumonia (inflammation of lungs due to lipids in bronchi)

Common Dosage for COTARYL AF CREAM

Patients taking COTARYL AF CREAM

  • 100%
    Once A Day

SUBSTITUTES for COTARYL AF

No substitutes found

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Expert advice for COTARYL AF

  • Together with liquid paraffin, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • Avoid taking a liquid paraffin for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Take liquid paraffin after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • A liquid paraffin should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
  • liquid paraffin may be taken with milk or fruit juice to improve the flavor. 

Frequently asked questions for COTARYL AF

liquid paraffin

Q.Is liquid paraffin good for constipation?
Yes, liquid paraffin provides temporary relief from constipation

Q.Is liquid paraffin good for dry skin?
Yes, liquid paraffin helps to moisturize dry skin.

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Content on this page was last updated on 28 June, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)